G-o-l-f. The four letter word that makes some of us shudder with the thought of teeing off, while others relish the opportunity to one-up their mates. All courses are set amongst quality accommodation options, book your stay at ChoiceHotels.com.
Considered by many as one of the hardest (and most frustrating) sports in the world, you’ll need excellent concentration, precision and a steady hand. Practice makes perfect right? So get out there and explore the abundance of beautiful golf courses around the country!
1. Cape Kidnappers
Located high above the cliffs at Hawkes Bay, Cape Kidnappers is 6,000 metres of golfing goodness. The flow of the layout allows players to immerse themselves in the picturesque landscape, while attempting to master the challenging 18 hole course. Golfing legend Adam Scott reckons the par-5 on the 15th is one of his favourite holes in the world!
2. Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club
Located an hour’s drive north of Wellington on the beautiful Kapiti Coast, Paraparaumu Beach provides a truly remarkable site for a round of golf. Rolling hills and swelling formations make this course slightly challenging, but oh so worth it.
3. Titirangi Golf Club
Right around the corner from Auckland CBD, this stunning par-70 course was designed by Dr Alister MacKenzie, who has also had a hand in the iconic Cypress Point and Royal Melbourne golf courses. For those wanting a couple of tips before teeing off at Titirangi, coaching lessons are available!
4. Christchurch Golf Club
With bunkers and waste areas strategically placed around the fairways, this course requires high-level drive and iron play! In use for over 140 years, you will soon discover that many of the greats have played a round on this course at least once in their lifetime.
5. Mount Maunganui Golf Club
Tree-lined to perfection, Mount Maunganui Golf Club is a putter’s heaven. Bear in mind you’ll be utilising every club in your arsenal, as there are a few tricky shots you’ll need to be strategic about if you want to land in prime position!
6. New Plymouth Golf Club
With four par-3 holes that range in length and direction, this course is a favourite amongst locals. Built along a coastal slope, New Plymouth Golf Club offers impressive views of iconic Mount Taranaki and also rewards smart golf play.